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Keys To A Landslide:
- Nixon won 54 counties Matt Blunt won in 2004
- He's the first Democratic candidate for Governor to win Greene or St. Charles County since 1992
- He won in a year where the Republican candidate for President took the state
- He won by a half a million (541,491) votes
- He carried Greene County by 11 points, 54%-43%
THE G.O.P. REACTS:
"Missouri’s performance in the face of a Democrat tidal wave that swept the nation was impressive. We re-elected our incredible Lt. Governor Peter Kinder," said Mo. Republican Chair Doug Russell. "We were the only target state that Senator McCain won. We picked up three seats in the state senate and maintained our strong majority in the state house," he added.
GOV. BLUNT REACTS:
"I called Governor-elect Nixon this morning to congratulate him and offer the full resources of my office and the Office of Administration for the transition and as he plans his first state budget," said Gov. Matt Blunt in a statement. "The results of this election were obviously mixed. In our General Assembly, there were many incumbents on the ballot for the Missouri House and Senate. Over the last four years, Missourians have demonstrated their confidence in the General Assembly by voting for a Republican majority and demonstrating their support for the many accomplishments this legislature has helped my administration achieve."
Blunt also touts 3-seat expansion of G.O.P. majority in Mo. Senate.
WILL THERE BE NO G.O.P. RECKONING A-COMETH?
DEVELOPING . . .